I wish I could have Dr. McDonnell for all my medical needs. I have never met a doctor with his kindness. He has the best bedside manners, explains everything, and took away my Sciatic pain that I have suffered with for 20 years. I was on Opiates, which was the only way I could function, and he explained to me how these would make my intense spinal surgery harder to recover from because of my brain receptors. I had been on Permanent Disability since 2005. I’m 69 and had no quality of life. Knowing he was going to help me, I went home and started detoxing from 20 mg. of Oxycotin, along with 8 Tramadol a day after 20 yrs. Unfortunately, there are doctors who just keep filling your scripts without trying to help you. It wasn’t easy but with my family’s help, I did it! So on the day of surgery, I felt good, and I thanked Dr. McDonnell for this. He was a God-sent. Although the surgery was rough, I no longer have L5/S1 pain, and at 69, I see a light at the end of my tunnel. Thank you so much Dr. McDonnell for fixing me and helping me become drug-free. You are a one-of-a-kind doctor. I wish I found you sooner. Your staff at RWJ, including PAs, nurses, aids, and PTs, treated me with empathy and kindness. They were so accommodating and never made me feel uncomfortable. He can be proud of his staff at the office, and hospital.
I want to compliment every person I came in contact with today of the staff at UOA! Everyone is pleasant, friendly, experienced and professional. As a former facility property manager overseeing 1600 employees, this is also my professional opinion. I would highly recommend Dr. McDonnell for any need!
I want to take a moment and tell you about my experience at University Orthopedic Associates in Somerset. My issue was not as serious as many patients that depend on the doctors and physical therapy at UOA but even so Doctor McDonnell took the time and care to examine every possibility that was causing my difficulties. We decided that I should work with the PT staff. When you visit the facilities you are welcomed by informative and friendly girls at the front desk. From my first visit with Lynn and then two months working Kevin I am able to go about life as usual. The professionalism and care that everyone receives here is exceptional. It was interesting to watch each therapist focus on their patients’ requirements as well as interact with each other and communicate ideas. They worked very effectively as a team. The ability to work with patients under stress and provide care with an upbeat attitude is key to anyone’s recovery. Thank you especially to Kevin, and to Billy who always had the equipment set up correctly for me.
I have been treating for the last two years with many doctors and from the moment I contacted UOA to the moment I left their offices I was treated as though I was the most important patient that ever walked through their doors. The staff was not only patient, kind, understanding and listened to me, but very professional and polite. The staff was dressed professionally and used social graces. The physician, Dr. McDonnell was very patient, listened to me and explained to me exactly what our course of procedure was going to be. Out of the last three orthopedic practices I have frequented in the Monmouth County area, this is by far the best practice I have treated at and I will continue to treat at this practice and refer not only my family and friends, but also my clients and future clients. I could not recommend this facility any more highly!!!
I am 64 yrs old and Dr. McDonnell performed a decompression and fusion surgery Dec 1st. I can’t praise him enough as this is the first time since childhood I am 99% pain free! I feel I have a new lease on life. Besides being a skilled surgeon he has a caring manner. I know I can look ahead to an active retirement.
I am 64 yrs old and Dr. McDonnell performed a decompression and fusion surgery Dec 1st. I can’t praise him enough as this is the first time since childhood I am 99% pain free! I feel I have a new lease on life. Besides being a skilled surgeon he has a caring manner. Ions know I can look ahead to an active retirement.
I had been in pain for over 2 years and had many shots and have taken many medications. It wasn’t until I was referred to Dr.McDonnell by my pain management Dr. that I finally found hope for relief of the pain I was feeling in my neck and arm. I saw Dr McDonnell and as soon as he saw my MRI he knew I needed surgery ASAP to get any real relief from the pain I was having. His office scheduled my surgery two weeks from the day I met with him.
Today is day 3 after surgery I have some soreness but the pain in my arm is gone! Dr McDonnell is the best if you have pain please don’t wait and call his office to get a appt. With him he will make you feel like yourself again. HE IS THE BEST AND ONE OF THE BEST CHOICES I EVER MADE WAS TO MEET WITH HIM. THANK YOU DR MCDONNELL!
From the minute I made an appointment with their knowledgeable staff, I felt comfortable. As a new patient, my wait time was extremely short!! I was greeted as soon as I walked into their Somerset office and treated with such professionalism. The staff is extremely caring and polite. I was treated by Dr. McDonnell for my lower back. When he said I needed an MRI, who would’ve guessed that an MRI and physical therapy and a surgery center is all under the same roof? There was no running around for tests. I was extremely nervous the day of my surgery, however the staff at UCAS and UOA assisted me in every way possible to make sure I was okay. Thank you, Dr. McDonnell and staff for giving me my life back! I’m now able to play basketball with my son and pick up my one-year-old daughter. Team UOA!!
Thank you to the AMAZING staff and UCAS for your assistance with my husbands back surgery with Dr. McDonnell. Amanda, Janice and Susan will forever be embedded in our minds for catering to my husband and easing his fears while maintaining extreme professionalism! I never thought the surgical process could possibly run so smooth! I cant thank you all enough!! I wish you all the best and thank you for EVERYTHING.
I’ve got to tell you, he just earns so much respect in my eyes. Sometimes all doctors want to do is cut, to get you under the knife and fix. Dr. McDonnell didn’t jump to that option, but when it came to surgery I learned he is very skilled.